Centre for the Analysis of Social Policy


A research film about our work surrounding changing families and the new household model.

We cover a number of social issues and assess the governance, prioritisation and evaluation of policy responses to these. Topics covered include;

  • poverty and income maintenance
  • work and wages
  • inequalities, crime and substance use
  • child well-being
  • ageing

Our researchers attract major grants and frequently collaborate with NGOs, charities, local, devolved and national UK government and international bodies.

We share knowledge and expertise through research publications, reports and policy briefings, conferences and other events.


Publications by Centre members have appeared in leading disciplinary and multi-disciplinary journals.

Visit our on-line publication library for our latest publications.


CASP projects have received funding from a range of sources such as the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Nuffield Foundation, and the European Union. Read more about our projects.

Institute for Policy Research

Institute for Policy Research iconIn Spring 2013 the University established an Institute for Policy Research (IPR), with the Department playing a major role in this development.

The Institute encompasses a wider vision of policy sciences and is already affecting how we think about social policy and international development – and their links with wider processes of economic, social and environmental change and the risks they entail.